Service Animals?

A friend told me that people who have service animals don't have to pay a pet deposit when they move into an apartment/house. Is that true? If it is, can you please give me a website that says that in easy-to-understand words?

Thank you in advance! :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The American's with Disability Act says that people with disabilities do not have to pay for accommodations they require. A service animal is a reasonable accommodation under the law. It is not a pet.

    http://www.fhco.org/serviceanimals.htm

    May a housing provider charge an extra fee or require an additional deposit from applicants or residents with disabilities as a condition of granting a reasonable accommodation?

    No. Housing providers may not require persons with disabilities to pay extra fees or deposits as a condition of receiving a reasonable accommodation.

    Source(s): I enforce the ADA as a city ADA Coordinator
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